The Washington DC Film Connection

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Your Washington DC Film School Alternative

The Film Connection in Washington, DC gets you closer to the action than any other film school can.  What’s our secret?  We keep you out of the classroom completely by placing you as a working apprentice (extern) in a real DC-area film production company.  You’ll learn one-on-one from a seasoned film professional, and you’ll gain valuable work experience and industry connections by going to class on-the-job and on the set.  Whether you want to be a cinematographer, film editor, director, producer or screenwriter; whether you want to work on the local level or go all the way to Hollywood; the DC Film Connection is your place to start!

The best part is that you don’t have to make the trek to Los Angeles to get started in the film industry, because there are so many opportunities to get connected right here in the District.  Being the seat of the U.S. government, Washington, DC serves as a highly popular backdrop for hundreds of major film and television productions that come on location to film.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Independence Day (1996)
  • National Treasure (2004)
  • Body of Lies (2008)
  • Burn After Reading (2008)
  • Minority Report (2002)
  • Mission: Impossible (1996)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • True Lies (1994)
  • State of Play (2009)
  • Deep Impact (1998)
  • The West Wing (TV Series, 1999-2006)

As you can see, Washington, DC is loaded with opportunities to get plugged in to the film industry.  But here’s a hint: you won’t get those opportunities sitting in any film school classroom.  You HAVE to be where the action is happening in order to get those opportunities, and the Film Connection is the only film school that puts you there, by placing you as a working apprentice (extern) in a real production company.

Our film school has been endorsed by some of the top people in the entertainment industry, and many of them teach for us because they see the value of what we offer our students.  Your real-world education includes a structured curriculum and homework, just like the other guys—but you never set foot in a classroom (unless, of course, you’re filming there on location!).  Your studies occur on-the-job and on the set, learning from your mentor.  That’s how it works.  And if you have bigger dreams of breaking into the L.A. film scene to make your own movies, we can help with that, too.  Your mentor will guide you through the steps of developing your own film idea, and when you’re ready, we’ll set up a meeting with actual film executives in Los Angeles for you to PITCH your film directly to them!

What does an opportunity like this cost?  Far less than you think.  We realize that student debt can kill an emerging film career like yours, so we do everything we can to keep you out of debt—including keeping our tuition rates about 75% LOWER than the average film school!

If you’re serious about building a career in film as a screenwriter, director, producer, cinematographer or film editor, you have to think outside the box of classroom-based film school.  Classrooms and college degrees may look good in theory, but ask any film professional and they’ll tell you that college degrees and trade school diplomas have little use in the competitive world of film.  What you need is to get your foot in the door WHILE you get your education—and that’s exactly what the Washington, DC Film Connection can do for you.  APPLY NOW FOR FREE to find out more! 

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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